What is Auto-Formatting?

By default, when you are writing an entry or a comment, Dreamwidth will automatically take any line breaks in your text and replace them with the HTML tag <br>.

In most cases, this is desirable behaviour, and makes the entry appear as you would expect. However, sometimes if you are writing HTML code such as tables or lists this will put in extra line breaks that you don't want.

You can disable this option for a complete entry by selecting the "Disable Auto-Formatting" option for the entry.

If you only want to turn it off for part of an entry or comment, you can use the <raw-code> tag. Anything written between <raw-code> and </raw-code> will not be auto-formatted.

If you're not familiar with HTML, we recommend that you don't use this option.

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March 8th, 2013 (denise)

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